Circular : Remuneration, salaries and earned allowances for interns not discontinued- Head of Civil Service of the Federation

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Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) has reacted to a circular making the rounds on the social media  which suggested that payment of remuneration, salaries and earned allowances for interns would be discontinued.
* Dr. Folashade Mejabi Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation*
AbdulGaniyu Aminu, Director, Press and Public Relations. OHCSF conveyed the reaction on Saturday in a statement titled RE:CIRCULAR ON INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME IN CIVIL/PUBLIC SERVICE.
The statement reads :
The attention of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has been drawn to publications making the rounds on social media platforms with regard to the ” *Establishment Circular*” on the above subject. It has therefore become important to make the following clarifications:

i. _The *Circular* does not in any way suggest or prescribe the discontinuance of remuneration, salaries and earned allowances for interns as being speculated_ ;

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_ii. Moreover, internship is a period of work experience offered by an organization for a specified period of time. It is typically undertaken by students and fresh graduates to gain relevant skills in a particular field before being admitted as practitioners of the particular profession_ ; and

iii. _The Schemes of Service details the requirements for full employment and career progression within the Civil/Public Service._

2. It is important to reiterate that the circular does not seek to alter the wage structures of the  internship programmes of different professions.

3. The above clarifications are for the avoidance of doubt and further guidance.

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